T-Mobile is set to merge with Sprint in April 2020. Sprint operates a nationwide network with CDMA technology in the PCS (1900 MHz) and ESMR (800 MHz) bands, which includes CDMA EVDO Rev. A for 3G data. The company's 4G network uses LTE technology in bands 25, 26, and 41. The company is also using band 41 for its 5G NR network, launched in 2019. Band 25 includes Sprint's original PCS spectrum, plus the newer G block of the PCS band. Band 26 is the ESMR band, acquired when the company bought Nextel in 2005. Band 41 is in the 2500 MHz range, and includes spectrum acquired from Nextel and Clearwire. Sprint originally used WiMAX 4G technology in that band, but transitioned to industry-standard LTE in 2013-2015. Japanese carrier SoftBank owns a majority stake in Sprint.
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